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December 18, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Residents and business owners in Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties have only one more week to apply for federal and state disaster assistance to help them recover from damages resulting from the lake-effect storms and flooding from October 12 - 25. The application deadline is December 23, 2006 .
December 15, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- State and federal officials announced today that more than $6.7 million in disaster grants and low-interest disaster loans have been approved to aid residents and business owners of Erie , Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties. More than 19,700 residents who suffered losses as a result of the October lake-effect storms have applied for disaster assistance.
December 8, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- State and federal officials announced today that nearly $10.6 million in disaster grants and low-interest disaster loans have been approved to aid residents and business owners of Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties. More than 19,000 residents who suffered losses as a result of the October lake-effect storms have applied for disaster assistance. The FEMA registration deadline is December 23, 2006. Individuals are urged to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired) to register for assistance as soon as possible.
December 6, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) facilitated the creation of the Disaster Recovery Interfaith Network of Western New York, a long-term unmet needs recovery coalition formed to help flood victims in Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties with a wide range of assistance.
December 6, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Office of Emergency Management (SEMO) announce the closure of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Brighton Golf Club, 70 Brompton Road in Tonawanda on Saturday, December 9. The DRC hours of operation will remain from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through the close of business on Saturday, December 9.   
November 21, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Eight-five (85) percent of the estimated 4.0 million cubic yards of debris left in the wake October's surprise storm has been removed, according to officials from the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State and local officials reported 3.4 million cubic yards of debris have been removed from Erie , Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties to date.
November 21, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Buffalo and Tonawanda will be closed on Nov. 23, 2006, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The centers, managed by the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reopen on Friday, Nov. 24, and resume normal operating hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
November 13, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The following is an update of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) recovery activities as of close of business Sunday, November 12, 2006.
November 9, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Any New York resident affected by October’s severe storms and flooding who needs recovery assistance should complete the loan application sent by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – even if the individual does not want a loan, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
November 7, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Officials from the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $3.7 million has been approved to aid residents of Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties who suffered losses as a result of the October 12-13 severe storms and flooding. In the two weeks since President Bush’s disaster declaration of October 24, nearly 13,000 persons have called the FEMA toll-free registration number to seek help.

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